peace literacy in the workplace

Summer Workshop Thurs.-Sun. Aug. 22-25, 2019, Corvallis, OR

Registration Now Open | Space is Limited

This workshop is geared toward helping both employers and employees build the skills needed to develop more collaborative, empathy-driven workplaces. Our model combines West Point leadership training with the best practices in non-violence developed by Gandhi and MLK, Jr. We use this unique formulation to help you diminish work-place tensions, promote productive communication, and understand the structural and interpersonal dynamics that can lead to harassment and bullying.  We help you re-imagine a workplace where people value each other and find more enjoyment in what they do.


Main facilitator: Paul K. Chappell
Graduate of West Point
Veteran of the Iraq War
Peace Literacy Director, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

$450 Early-bird Registration fee (up until midnight June 15, 2019 PST)
$550 Regular Registration fee (after midnight June 16, 2019 PST)

Your fee helps support our work providing Peace Literacy curriculum and training for public school teachers and students.

Registration Fee includes:

  • 18 hrs of Peace Literacy instruction and training over 3 days

  • all workshop supplies

  • a copy of Paul K. Chappell’s latest book Soldiers of Peace

  • 1 Peace Literacy t-shirt (see one here!)

  • an opening reception on Thursday, including 1 drink ticket and snacks

  • a 3-course banquet at the celebrated del Alma restaurant on Sat.

  • snacks/coffee each morning and afternoon

  • interaction with people of good will trying to make the world a better place

  • easy access to local, organic food served at quality restaurants along the beautiful Corvallis riverfront

Participants will have an hour for lunch; there are a number of good restaurants within a four-block radius of the workshop space, offering a number of price-points and menu choices.

Peace Literacy Skills and Frameworks to be covered:

  • Understanding the Human Condition: Our Basic Human Needs and the Tangles of Trauma

  • Understanding the Anatomy of Aggression and Building Skills to Heal Aggression

  • Resolving Conflict and Learning the Power of Calm

  • Recognizing and Applying the Power and Skills of Respect

  • Building Strong Communities by Building a Culture of Trust

  • Understanding Dehumanization and Rehumanization

  • Making Good Decisions, Taking Effective Actions, and Unlocking the Power of Waging Peace

  • Learning to Navigate a Technologically Complex World: Understanding the Allure of “Electric Light” and Social Media

Draft Schedule:

  • Thu. Aug. 22, 7:30PM-9PM: Registration/Introductions

  • Fri. Aug. 23, 9AM-5PM: Workshop

  • Sat. Aug. 24, 10AM-6PM: Workshop (followed by banquet 7pm until 9pm)

  • Sun. Aug. 25, 10AM-5PM: Workshop

register here.

We have group rates available at two hotels within walking distance from the workshop space.  You need to book and pay for your room separately. See hotel options and booking info here.

We’re looking forward to working with you!

Questions? Contact Jo Ann Deck, our Peace Literacy Coordinator